Leadership

Climbing Ladders: Grow With Each Step

Climbing Ladders: Grow With Each Step

In the summer of 2010, I reported for summer training at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. It was my first exposure to the military lifestyle, and at the time, it was the hardest thing I had ever done. Looking back now, it was really nothing – some...

Protest – Suggest – Salute

Protest – Suggest – Salute

Leadership is an action-oriented activity. As a leader, part of your job is to know the right thing to do and get it done. Your role requires decisiveness, good judgment, and the courage to act. You must be the kind of leader that others will not just obey but...

Do You Associate Success to Teamwork?

Do You Associate Success to Teamwork?

I was driving my son home after his basketball team had won their game when he asked me, “Dad, who do you think is the best player on our team?”  I replied with, “I don’t look at individuals, but I look at teams, and it takes a team of five players on the court to...

ARE YOUR OBSTACLES TOUGHER THAN YOU?

ARE YOUR OBSTACLES TOUGHER THAN YOU?

Worst summer camp ever In the Spring of 2016, I found myself face down in the middle of the woods, alone and in the dark, somewhere outside of San Antonio, Texas. I had been sent into the woods a few hours earlier on a night land navigation exercise. I was searching...

WHY #DELETETHEADJECTIVE

WHY #DELETETHEADJECTIVE

I was invited to visit the Pentagon in January 2016 to eat lunch with the Chief of the Army Reserve Lieutenant General Jefferey Talley, after I was one of three women who graduated from the first integrated Ranger School course. Officially, I was the third female...